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Shriya Damani

Shriya Damani: Millennial Woman Driving the SDGs

Hundreds of innovative young entrepreneurs worldwide in fields, ranging from healthcare to clean water, are better equipped to contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a result of the support of SkyQuest and related initiatives pioneered by Shriya Damani and her colleagues. SkyQuest's focus is to connect innovative initiatives to new markets,...
poverty is a topic of conversation on World Day of Social Justice 2020

World Day of Social Justice 2020: Closing the Inequalities Gap

Today is World Day of Social Justice, a day which was first observed in 2007. Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality, or the rights of indigenous peoples and the disabled. What is World Day of...
Shivaji Jayanti 2020

Shivaji Jayanti 2020: The Social Justice of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is revered throughout Maharashtra as a great king, and respected the world over for his guerrilla tactics in warfare. He was born on this day, February 19, in the year 1630 at Shivneri Fort. Shivaji Jayanti 2020 marks the 390th birth anniversary of the man considered the greatest Maratha ruler. As...
Arundhati Roy is among real social justice warriors

Meet the Real Social Justice Warriors of India

Social Justice is getting a bad rap since the proliferation of Twitter. Pre-2008, social justice warriors were considered champions of economic and social issues. According to the Washington Post, Canadian union activist Michel Chartrand was the first known person to be described as a "social justice warrior" in 1991. The connotations changed sometime between...
converting waste into wealth

Solutions for Converting Waste into Wealth

A fast developing country like India generates various kinds of urban and industrial waste including municipal waste, construction and demolition debris, plastic packaging waste, e-waste, and biomedical waste. These waste streams provide a unique challenge in terms of converting waste into wealth. To address these, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released a...
CRPF personnel salute Pulwama martyrs

Remembering the Pulwama Martyrs

On this same day last year, a suicide bomber attacked a CRPF convoy near Pulwama, in which 44 paramilitary personnel lost their lives, leaving the nation reeling in shock. In order to help the surviving families of the Pulwama martyrs, various companies deployed CSR funds to support their families while civilians came forward with...
Indian women pushing the boundaries of science

Top 5 Indian Women Pushing Boundaries in Science: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

While we know about the priceless contribution of great scientists like C. V. Raman, Dr. Homi Bhabha and Abdul Kalam, many of us are unaware of the contributions of Indian women pushing boundaries in science. The Indian government has made efforts to make science and tech institutes more inclusive, yet women and girls continue to...

CSR: How 3 Kids of Labourers Discovered their Inner Sports Stars at NTPC Vindhyachal

Sometimes, all one needs is a nudge at the right moment to find greatness. The tales of success are often wreathed around that one string of support, which helps an individual blossom into her optimum capacity. Such is the story of Kusum, Rajini and Mamata Saket, three 16-year-olds, who found their life’s calling in...
HDFC Bank CSR

HDFC Bank CSR Parivartan Transforming Over 1,000 Villages

Nation building is not possible without transforming India’s villages. The vast majority of rural communities depend heavily on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods. The availability of water and the quality of soil therefore dictate their economic health. But with the right resource management and agricultural techniques, along with skilling and training, vulnerable communities can...

Indian Women Driving the SDGs – Manohari Doss

Manohari Doss, leader of the Tamil Nadu Labour Union (TNLU) has been recognised as one of 17 transformative Asia Pacific women leaders at the UN – ESCAP, Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference, in Bangkok last November. She was invited to speak as a panellist at the launch of the report 'Pathways to Influence: Promoting the...

World Cancer Day 2020: CSR for Cancer Care in India

World Cancer Day 2020 bring us no closer to ending the specter of cancer. According to stats by Cancer India, one Indian woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes. Out of every 2 Indian women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman is killed by the disease. Tobacco (smoked and smokeless) use accounted...

2020: International Year of Plant Health

In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year 2020 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. Plants are the source of the air we breathe...

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